September 28, 2008

$700 Billion Bailout Plan Proposed

Newspapers across the country detailed the proposal of the $700 billion bailout of Wall Street, and USA TODAY announced that the proposal will be put to a vote Monday.

USA TODAY attached a link to the proposed bill in the first three paragraphs of their story to give those who don't know much about the details an opportunity to look at it themselves, and went on to speak with congress-people and President Bush for their thoughts on the matter. The Star Tribune instead devoted the second paragraph of their story to explaining the bill, before moving on to the reactions. It then returns to some stipulations of the bill further into the story.

Both newspapers reported that Obama and McCain are both planning on voting for the bill, which is being toted as a widely unpopular one.

September 14, 2008

Clinton urges "No Palin" in Ohio

Hillary Clinton added another name to her punchline from the Democratic National Convention, the Associated Press reported and Star Tribune picked up, adding "No Palin" to the war-cry in Ohio. Clinton spoke for 20 minutes, and is expected to speak again in Akron, according to the article.

The interesting thing about this article isn't actually the news however, as much as it is the fact that the Columbus Dispatch didn't pick up the article for its own news. For a Minnesota paper, one would assume that the story would be less interesting, but instead, it's the local paper that didn't have anything on the event.

One reason may be that Clinton has used the same rally cry already. On Sept 9, the New York Times reported on a similar rally in Tampa.

"“No way, no how, no McCain — no Palin!? Mrs. Clinton declared.

After someone in the audience yelled, “Tell us about Palin,? Mrs. Clinton replied: “I don’t think that’s what this election is about. Anybody who believes that the Republicans, whoever they are, can fix the mess they created probably believes that the iceberg could have saved the Titanic.?"